After doing kicking lessons in Tennessee for the past 7 years I have learned something about kickers and even more about soccer players. Your average kicker doesn't know he's going to be a kicker until at least sophomore year of high school and typically they are recruited by the football coach and don't just volunteer their services. The position of kicker is different than any other position in team sports outside of a pitcher in baseball because you are in essence performing individually but asked to be part of the team. Kickers are like mercenaries or snipers that come in to [...]
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Coming out of high school in 2002 I was ranked the number one kicker in the country by Rivals and Parade Magazine. I didn't attend a single combine or scholarship camp. Those types of camps weren't available at the time and the emphasis on recruiting kickers wasn't there either. Recruiting kickers and punters has changed in the past 10-15 years and mainly for the better. Even with the improvements in the evaluation of kickers in college there are still flaws in the system. After my junior year of high school I made a highlight tape of my season. I made sure [...]